Managing Editor’s Note

The first BRICS Media Summit held in Beijing, 2015, laid the foundation for setting up media platforms such as this publication. The declaration, signed by leaders of 25 media organisations, read: “We will also explore ways to strengthen multilateral and bilateral cooperation in reporting, so that we may come together and tell stories that truthfully reflect BRICS’ cooperation.” Our goal is that BRICS Journal will meet this lofty ideal.

editor_resized

Welcome to the launch issue of BRICS Journal!

The first BRICS Media Summit held in Beijing, 2015, laid the foundation for setting up media platforms such as this publication. The declaration, signed by leaders of 25 media organisations, read: “We will also explore ways to strengthen multilateral and bilateral cooperation in reporting, so that we may come together and tell stories that truthfully reflect BRICS’ cooperation.” Our goal is that BRICS Journal will meet this lofty ideal.

This issue, we’ve zeroed in on India which is hosting the 8th BRICS Summit and BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition in October. We are inviting companies and individuals to join us as we’ll be setting up a BRICS Journal Village at the Trade Fair and Exhibition (find out how on P30).
The cover feature takes a look at India through the lens of innovation and entrepreneurship, and we get to know the young rising stars making moves in that space (see P12)
We also examine the BRICS film industry’s size and projected growth, and the strengths of each nation and how they can be harnessed.

And if the US election has left you confounded, turn to our political feature to find out what global experts are saying about the impact of US elections on the five nations ( see Page 32).
For updates, new stories and news, visit our website www.bricsjournal.com
Enjoy the read!

VUYO DLAMINI
Managing Editor